What to do and see in Morrisville, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 11, 2017 Darleen Reid

Morrisville is a village in Morristown, Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 2,009. Morrisville has two country clubs, a hospital, a school featuring Greek architecture and an airport. The hospital and one of the country clubs are named after Alexander Copley, a philanthropist who donated much of the money for their construction. Copley also donated a large sum of money for the construction of the town's high school that is currently called Peoples Academy.
Restaurants in Morrisville

1. Rock Art Brewery

234 Wilkins St, Morrisville, VT 05661-6117 +1 802-888-9400
Excellent
56%
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8%
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Rock Art Brewery

Vermont brewery known for its hand-made beer.

Reviewed By kcschueler - Nine Mile Falls, Washington

This is a tasting room and gift shop. The wife of the brewer was "manning" the bar. The bar was beautiful and made by her brother. They have great beer but the best was the Vermonters Brandywine was the best. With 10% abv and 100 ibu it is very well balanced. The spruce stout was good too. Thanks for the recommendation to drive to Willoughby lake.

2. Tea at the Governor's House

100 Main Street, Hyde Park, VT 05655 +1 802-888-6888
Excellent
86%
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5 based on 27 reviews

Tea at the Governor's House

Reviewed By GloeHan - Plainville, MA

My husband and I recently spent three nights at the Governor's House, and it was a wonderful experience. Our hostess, Suzanne, was very helpful, informative, and an interesting conversationalist. It was a birthday getaway, and she came up with a great suggestion for dinner and made reservations for us. We stayed in the Garden Room, which was attractive, comfortable, and clean. Breakfast was served in the beautiful dining room with a lovely view of the back lawn, and one evening we enjoyed a glass of wine on the private patio that overlooked the rolling front lawn. It was a quick drive to the charming town of Stowe along beautiful country roads, and we also took an hour-long drive to Woodstock. There are plenty of nearby outdoor activities to enjoy, such as zip lining and hiking (check out Smugglers' Notch). In fact, within walking distance is a lovely rail trail that takes the walker into some beautiful farming country and along a river. On our last morning, my husband and I were the only two guests at breakfast, and Suzanne arranged a small intimate spot for us to have breakfast in front of the picture window in the dining room. It made for a lovely experience and memory. Our stay the The Governor's House was a relaxing and peaceful getaway.

3. Stowe Recreation Path

Stowe, VT 05672 +1 802-253-7321
Excellent
79%
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5 based on 1 reviews

Stowe Recreation Path

Between the West Branch River and Route 108 is a biking trail full of scenic vistas and small town atmosphere.

Reviewed By Kathy E - Stowe, Vermont

No matter what season it is, the Rec Path has something for everyone. Magnificent mountain views, streams, rivers, meandering paths through fields, across bridges, through woodlands. Walk, hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, bike, picnic, rest on benches along the way- something for everyone. Parking in town behind the community church and taking the path all the way out and back is 11 miles. A must see for all to enjoy when visiting.

4. Peace Pups Dog Sledding

Cross Drive, Lake Elmore, Elmore, VT 05657
Excellent
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5 based on 34 reviews

Peace Pups Dog Sledding

Peace Pups offers year round guided activities in north central Vermont. During the winter months we offer Dogsled tours, snowshoe tours, and fat bike tours. During the spring, summer, and fall we offer guided mountain bike tours and during the fall we offer dog cart tours.

Reviewed By Relocations - Des Moines, Iowa

I was so disappointed.
When we got there and call them on the walkie-talkie nobody answered for 20 minutes. We waited in the cold and with no cell reception were unable to reach anybody at all. Luckily we were we could hear the dogs barking and walked up the road ourselves. When we got there they didn't apologize at all. We were supposed to be a private group but because two ladies were late they took them first. We were a group of 4 so they could have taken us.
It was as if they felt sorry for the ladies being late.

5. Lamoille Valley Bike Tours

661 Railroad St, Johnson, VT 05656-9486
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5 based on 12 reviews

Lamoille Valley Bike Tours

Lamoille Valley Bike Tours offers electric bicycle tours and rentals on and around the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. We provide a new and authentic means to view, visit, and explore the natural beauty, local attractions, artisans, breweries and businesses of Lamoille County, Vermont! Connecting communities and visitors to a whole new Vermont adventure! Offering rentals and themed tours including our Vermont Bike and Brew Tour! Ride to three local breweries, enjoy craft VT beer and food all accessible by the rail trail!

Reviewed By Heather_Greg_2004 - Boston MA

I found this tour on the Stowe chamber site. I took a chance. I'm so glad we did. These bikes were amazing. Each bike has a battery pack that gently assists you when your peddling. It was smooth and really an enhancement to our outdoor...MoreIt was such a pleasure to have you ride and we're so glad you enjoyed your e-bike adventure!

6. Smugglers' Notch Resort

4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Jeffersonville, VT 05464-9537 +1 800-451-8752
Excellent
53%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 397 reviews

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Smugglers' Notch offers fun for the whole family no matter the season.

Reviewed By JVRyan - Troy, New York

Started coming here in the 70's and it was always a great resort for families. I must add that I hadn't been here in 30 some years and the new corporate regiment isn't for me. its very obvious that the corporate influence has a bunch of your kids that can't make a decision and have to ask a supervisor for the littlest task decision. Its also intrusive, when you try to buy a lift ticket they ask so much personal info to obviously market hound you a few weeks after you leave. Its still a great mountain but this resort corporate thing is for the birds. We stayed at a great cabin down the road. As for the food, day one it was very good, the second day we ordered the same soups and wings, awful. But it was Christmas so maybe the good cook was off!

7. Green Mountain Distillers

171 Whiskey Run, (Entrance is on Goeltz Road), Morrisville, VT 05661-7800 +1 802-253-0064
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5 based on 19 reviews

Green Mountain Distillers

Featuring a line of 100% USDA Certified Organic products, the distillery offers vodka in a variety of flavors, gin, maple liqueur, and seasonal and limited-edition spirits. Visitors to the Tasting Room can sample a variety of products, learn about the distilling process, and purchase bottles directly from the source.

Reviewed By kcschueler - Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Be sure to stop here. Tim's wife was running the place with her dog. She doesn't like guys but eventually warmed up. If only we had the ability to pack them all home in our carryon. They have a quality operation.So glad you enjoyed your visit! Just to clarify, the dog is a bit fearful of men. Tim's wife is friendly to everyone, regardless of gender. :)

8. Moss Glen Falls

Moss Glen Falls Road, Stowe, VT +1 888-409-7579
Excellent
73%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 206 reviews

Moss Glen Falls

With a short walk, you can enjoy a ravine with a waterfall.

Reviewed By Weekend_Roamer1 - Warrington, United Kingdom

A short ten minute drive out of Stowe and a right turn onto Randolph Road and another right onto Moss Glen Falls gets you to this trailhead. Parking for about 15 cars on the roadside and the trail is well presented. Footing is good but in wet conditions the wooden boardwalk section can become slippery. Stoic footwear is recommended but I did see people in trainers make it to the top.
There are two basic paths, one that stays with the stream and the other which takes you to the short ascent to the top view. My wife is not the most athletic person and she managed it fine but did decline the short walk alongside the stream and across the strategically placed 'stepping stones' to get the best views.
Obviously, the flow over the waterfall will depend upon how much rain the area has seen and in October we got quite an impressive flow. Not as spectacular as waterfalls in Canada, Austria and Germany but for the area it was certainly worth the visit and small amount of exertion needed. give yourself 15 minutes each way to walk it and then however long you want to spend looking at the beauty.

9. Elmore State Park

Route 12, Elmore, VT
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Elmore State Park

Reviewed By MWitz - Montpelier, Vermont

Lovely beach on Elmore Lake, concession stand, changing rooms, picnic areas...and, for a change of pace, two trails up Elmore Mountain, northernmost peak of the Worcester Range...glorious views west to Mt Mansfield and beyond, east to the main ranges of the White Mountains. Sporty hike up the Ridge Trail, Elmore Mtn trail is shorter, but much steeper just below the fire tower.

10. Green River Reservoir State Park

1393 Green River Dam Rd, Hyde Park, VT 05655 +1 802-888-1349
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Green River Reservoir State Park

Reviewed By Liz L - NH

Green River Reservoir is a great place for day use or overnight camping at their paddle-out camp sites. The reservoir is great for paddle boating, swimming and fishing. There are two boat launch sites, one with wheel chair access. You can buy bundles of wood at the camp office. It was so quiet, only the sound of loons at night.

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